My Family and Other Animals Themes

Gerald Durrell
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Gerald has had an affinity for nature and its creatures, reportedly since the age two. It is due to this fascination that Gerald Durrell has written an account of his findings in nature while living on the island of Corfu with his mother and elder siblings. Corfu is abundant with life for Gerald to explore. From scorpions to Mantises four and a half inches long, Gerald receives hands-on learning of natural history he would not have experienced had the family stayed in England.

The author's goal is to give the reader insight to the thriving worlds of insects and animals that exist in Corfu. Although exposition of his findings is frequently interrupted by a visit to or from an acquaintance, a squabble between family, or Gerald's tutelage, Gerald succeeds in giving one in-depth insight to the behaviors of insects, and animals. Before meeting Dr. Stephanides...

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